Saturday, October 8, 2016


I shave with a straight razor on weekends.  For fun.  As a treat.  I've blogged about it.

I went to one of them fancy barbers that still do the hot towels and whatnot and shave you with a straight razor.  I am an amateur.  I wanted to know how it felt when a professional does it.

MUCH faster.  And less grabby.  His strokes were much smoother than mine.  Sure of themselves.

I asked him what the most realistic representation of a straight razor shave he saw in a movie.  Right away he said Peter Pan.  Smee shaves Hook.  He has the grip right, the strokes, and even does the backhand right, he said.

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